Category: October 2011

To grade or not to grade?

My class are in the midst of finishing various class tasks, taking end of year diagnostic tests, finishing off projects and the odd test too. The usual end of year routine for many schools. However we no longer grade any work in year 5, instead my co-teacher and I write extensive comments, designed to assist […] 

AIS Leaders Conference

Once again I find myself using this space to complement a presentation I am giving. I apologise if much of what I am writing appears familiar to my regular readers. Since however my presentation is on the merits of class and student bloggers, please bear with me. Perhaps you would like to add a comment […] 

Planning and Sharing with Social Media

My team teaching buddy is sick. Poor Pru has not made it back to school this term and although she is on the mend she will not be accompanying our class to Bathurst next week. This annual one night excursion is for most of our students the highlight of our inquiry unit, ‘What was life […] 

Learning with BTN

Behind The News is an Australian student current affairs program produced by the ABC. It can be watched on the television or directly from the BTN website. it has been a long tradition at my school for Year 5 students to watch BTN on a Friday afternoon. In the five years I have taught year […] 

It’s All About Relationships

I spent two days last week at a conference, one day of which I blogged about here. While the conference itself was a great opportunity to update skills and learn new things, once again the best part of it was meeting fellow tweeters, catching up with old friends and building relationships with fellow educators. This […] 

Holiday Learning

Sub title:- A post for Pru I have spent today with a great group of educators at The Smart Teachers Conference, a fabulous free two day conference put on for all NSW teachers by electroboard. I have listened, learned, absorbed, tweeted and discussed a great deal of information. But my grade buddy and friend has […] 

ASLA11 – Using blogging and edmodo in the classroom and library

This post has been designed to supplement my presentation for the Australian School Librarian Conference  on Tuesday October 4. Communicating for the 21st century: using tools such as Edmodo and student blogs to connect students with an authentic worldwide audience. During my presentation we will be logging on and checking out edmodo as well as looking […] 

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